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Slugfest Club - Back, back, back… Gone!

By MrSanRamon

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#1501 10 months ago
Quoted from frodak99:

I have a pretty nice Slugfest and thought it was playing great. I happened to play another example and the fastball pitch speed was much faster. Is there an adjustment that affects this? Any help would be appreciated.

Raise your back legs.

#1502 10 months ago

Found a guy on here who had a similar issue to mine but he never posted if or how he fixed it. My ball comes out at an angle most of the time. I have my magnet unplugged even though it doesn't work. I'm playing 2 players and doing fast pitch, it's definitely not a setting. I saw some one mentioned a flap assist damper so I'm picking up a couple of those and going to install them.

In the manual it did say to lift up the two playfield flaps (mine only has one) and bend down the metal tab (mine has zero) so I'm hoping installing a dampener or two will help me out. Does anyone know how to install one of these?

Finally my magnet doesn't work at all. Before purchasing a new magnet I wanted to make sure it was the magnet and not the boards or wiring or whatever, can some one walk me through how to test that? I have no errors at all through out any of my test menu stuff.

Thanks guys! Attached is photo of playfield pitcher and below playfield in case this helps anyone help me. I did think it was odd that I had this extra loose connector.

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#1503 10 months ago

hey guys looking for some help!... Going to take my pitching assembly and my batting assembly apart so i can work on em. Do you guys have any advice or know of any videos on how to exactly do that. I feel like when it comes to the pitching assembly everything is connected and makes it extremely difficult to just get the main part disconnected. Do you guys work on it while its connected and just prop it up or do you guys get at it in a different way? My pitches wont go strait and I'm thinking if I can mess with it a bit and maybe replace some parts that'll solve my problem. And then I also purchased a new magnet because that guy is dead as a doornail. and then I saw on this forum there is a batting part that I can install to help me hit home runs.

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#1504 10 months ago
Quoted from nitrojcrawf:

2 questions. On my playfield glass it has a plastic channel on the glass itself at the bottom. Is this factory? Not sure if glass is in upside down so that needs to be up top to protect glass edge in the metal channel? I can’t find it in the manual for a part number.
Can someone take a picture of how or where the beer seal goes. I think mine is on wrong.
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I'm pretty sure this is the part number for the channel based on the parts list: 03-8183-4.

I need a replacement for a Slugfest I recently purchased and PSPA appears to be the only vendor selling it as far as I can tell: https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/03-8183-4.html

I'm going to try some generic EPDM U-channel from Amazon at least until I need a couple of things shipped from PSPA. I'm curious if anyone has tried this substitution already.

#1505 10 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Raise your back legs.

Thanks for this, I’ll give this a shot

2 weeks later
#1506 9 months ago

Just purchased this game. Played fine at sellers location, no surprises during move but now it appears to have some issues on the control panel. After setting up the game after the move, we did notice that two of the wires on the larger connector were loose. I reconnected those as best I could and seemed to be ok for a few games. Now when I start up the game, no errors, and sometimes it will let me start a game throw a pitch and hit it. Then on the next pitch the button won't let me throw a pitch. Anyone seen similar issue? Is it documented anywhere how the wires from the control panel should be connected to the connecting plugs?

#1507 9 months ago
Quoted from Johnbeatle:

Just purchased this game. Played fine at sellers location, no surprises during move but now it appears to have some issues on the control panel. After setting up the game after the move, we did notice that two of the wires on the larger connector were loose. I reconnected those as best I could and seemed to be ok for a few games. Now when I start up the game, no errors, and sometimes it will let me start a game throw a pitch and hit it. Then on the next pitch the button won't let me throw a pitch. Anyone seen similar issue? Is it documented anywhere how the wires from the control panel should be connected to the connecting plugs?

Here is the switch matrix with wire colors.

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#1508 9 months ago

I wonder how many balls are in the game and at what pitch the game is sitting at.

If there is only one or 2 balls, it will definitely be a long time between pitches before you can toss another ball. Think game is supposed to have 4 to 6 balls loaded up.

Also if the back legs are not high enough in the back, then the balls will not load where they should and not allow a ball to be pitched.

#1509 9 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

I wonder how many balls are in the game and at what pitch the game is sitting at.
If there is only one or 2 balls, it will definitely be a long time between pitches before you can toss another ball. Think game is supposed to have 4 to 6 balls loaded up.
Also if the back legs are not high enough in the back, then the balls will not load where they should and not allow a ball to be pitched.

Interesting I'll check this out with the ball count...And thank you shirkle for the matrix

#1510 9 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

I wonder how many balls are in the game and at what pitch the game is sitting at.
If there is only one or 2 balls, it will definitely be a long time between pitches before you can toss another ball. Think game is supposed to have 4 to 6 balls loaded up.
Also if the back legs are not high enough in the back, then the balls will not load where they should and not allow a ball to be pitched.

They was it. There was only one ball in the game. I added the other ball and it fixed that issue. Maybe a ball fell out during the move.

#1511 9 months ago

In the manual it says there should be 6 balls.

#1512 9 months ago

The original switches on the game are notorious from pulling loose from their mounts causing them to operate intermittently. I replaced mine with new button and switch assemblies that have been redesigned to mount securely.

#1513 9 months ago
Quoted from BigAl56:

The original switches on the game are notorious from pulling loose from their mounts causing them to operate intermittently. I replaced mine with new button and switch assemblies that have been redesigned to mount securely.

I replaced mine and they have worked great.

1 month later
#1514 8 months ago

Has anyone installed a speaker light kit on your game? If so which one did you go with?

#1515 8 months ago
Quoted from Johnbeatle:

Has anyone installed a speaker light kit on your game? If so which one did you go with?

Never seen one with a light kit installed.

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#1516 8 months ago

Could somebody please take a picture of connector J120 and J119 (if it exists)on the power driver board for me?

The lights on my coin door don’t work and the schematic shows they go back to J119, but I have no connector there. The same colored wires (violet and white violet)are going to J120. I can’t tell if that’s correct or not since doesn’t match the schematic.

#1517 8 months ago
Quoted from shirkle:

Could somebody please take a picture of connector J120 and J119 (if it exists)on the power driver board for me?
The lights on my coin door don’t work and the schematic shows they go back to J119, but I have no connector there. The same colored wires (violet and white violet)are going to J120. I can’t tell if that’s correct or not since doesn’t match the schematic.

Where is those connections located and I will take photos. I currently have my MPU board out for NVRAM

#1518 8 months ago

Could somebody please take a picture of connector J120 and J119 (if it exists)on the power driver board for me?

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#1519 8 months ago
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#1520 7 months ago

Thanks @mank!
Looks like someone swapped J120 and J121 on mine. That clears things up a lot.

#1521 7 months ago

From page121 of the manual.

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#1522 7 months ago

Thanks PinballManiac40 somehow I never saw that page…maybe because it’s at the very end of the manual.
Swapped those connectors. Still no coin door lights, so that’s a mystery to me. Do you guys have coin door lights?

#1523 7 months ago

Bulbs are not burnt out ?

#1524 7 months ago

Both coin door lamps on.

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#1525 7 months ago

Interesting. I have very different wiring. My bulbs are wired with violet and white/violet wires.

EDIT: Found it! I had a blown fuse 106. Those wire colors had me down the wrong path- it was just a fuse.

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#1526 7 months ago

I bought a slugfest a few months ago and really love the game. I have a few other games and like to install invisiglass on all of them. Is it possible to 1) reach out to the company directly and request a custom cut or 2) buy a wide body invisiglass and then go to home Depot and have them cut it? I thought the glass was specially treated and didn't know if cutting it would damage whatever magic they put on there. Thoughts?

#1527 7 months ago
Quoted from Johnbeatle:

I bought a slugfest a few months ago and really love the game. I have a few other games and like to install invisiglass on all of them. Is it possible to 1) reach out to the company directly and request a custom cut or 2) buy a wide body invisiglass and then go to home Depot and have them cut it? I thought the glass was specially treated and didn't know if cutting it would damage whatever magic they put on there. Thoughts?

I assume it’s tempered glass. You can’t cut glass once it’s tempered.

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#1528 6 months ago

Doing a little rehaal on the control panel any tips or tricks on the install?

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#1529 6 months ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/slugfest-10

My tips and trips for the control panel overlay are in there.

Quoted from Power87:

Doing a little rehaal on the control panel any tips or tricks on the install?
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#1530 6 months ago

Wow that was fast I'll check it out thanks bud

#1531 6 months ago

Nice...not going to attempt it tonight. But will post when I have it achieved thanks.

#1532 6 months ago
Quoted from Mank:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/slugfest-10
My tips and trips for the control panel overlay are in there.

Thank you for posting this

#1533 6 months ago

The overlay was super super easy to install. Once i had it lined up I just stuck it down smoothed it out heated up the edges with a hair dryer curved it over and staple it done thanks Mank for your write up

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#1534 6 months ago
Quoted from Power87:

The overlay was super super easy to install. Once i had it lined up I just stuck it down smoothed it out heated up the edges with a hair dryer curved it over and staple it done thanks Mank for your write up
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Looks fantastic. Makes a huge difference.

#1535 6 months ago

What is the proper way to clean the pitch line on the playfield? Mine is getting somewhat black

#1536 6 months ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

What is the proper way to clean the pitch line on the playfield? Mine is getting somewhat black

Any dirt on a playfield can be cleaned with Naptha, a microfiber rag and some elbow grease. You can use Novus instead if you're in that camp, I personally don't. Although with the plastic playfield on this game maybe Novus would really get it shining, never tried.

#1537 6 months ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

What is the proper way to clean the pitch line on the playfield? Mine is getting somewhat black

Novus 1 makes the playfield look super nice and cleans it with ease. Highly recommended.

#1538 6 months ago
Quoted from Power87:

The overlay was super super easy to install. Once i had it lined up I just stuck it down smoothed it out heated up the edges with a hair dryer curved it over and staple it done thanks Mank for your write up
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Now do one for me ha

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#1539 6 months ago

Anybody got an extra one of these for the card dispenser and can help me out? Preferably not bent lol

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#1540 3 months ago

Just finished my mod and the pitcher arm fell off. If anyone is selling one or has any clue how to repair, please let me know

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#1541 89 days ago

All ... we have some of these A-sampled, and should be available very soon as long as they check out ... A-6338 Driven Arm Assy ... coming soon at Planetary Pinball ... thanks to someone who requested it.

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#1542 87 days ago
Quoted from PPS:

All ... we have some of these A-sampled, and should be available very soon as long as they check out ... A-6338 Driven Arm Assy ... coming soon at Planetary Pinball ... thanks to someone who requested it.[quoted image]

Available again! A-6338 Williams Pitch and Bat shaft. This shaft works with the plastic bat and not the metal bat used on older Williams Pitch and Bat game. This shaft is also used in Slugfest. These shafts are very high quality and were made from the original Williams blueprints.

First used in in 1962 on Williams 1962 World Series, Batting Champ, and Extra Innings, the A-6338 was used on every Williams Pitch and Bat with the exception of the 1973 Upper Deck. Upper Deck uses A-6338-1 which is 3/16 taller. A-6338 may work in Upper Deck but we have no way to test the part.
This is a limited availability part and supplies are limited.

We do not know when or if we will re-run this part again. Most Pitch and Bat games will need this part as the shafts are worn badly after years of use.

Obtaining spares is highly recommended.

https://www.planetarypinball.com/pinball-A-6338

#1543 87 days ago

Might just be my browser, but I am unable to add more than 1 to my cart.

#1544 87 days ago
Quoted from Jwf_pinball:

Might just be my browser, but I am unable to add more than 1 to my cart.

We are fixing that right now. Try again in a few minutes. Thanks.

#1545 87 days ago
Quoted from PPS_Parts:

We are fixing that right now. Try again in a few minutes. Thanks.

Working now. Thank you!

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#1546 77 days ago

Hello everyone! Am I crazy or is my pitching arm on backwards? Is the leading edge supposed to be the shorter one?

I guess it doesn't even go on the other way, nevermind.

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#1547 21 days ago

Has anyone 3d printed a card catcher? I’m looking for either the stl file or even dimensions to try to create one.

#1548 21 days ago
Quoted from Berg997:

Has anyone 3d printed a card catcher? I’m looking for either the stl file or even dimensions to try to create one.

Here are all the measurements of my old card catcher. I went to the hardware store and cut plastics and made one. I used glue and a mini torch to mold the plastics.

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#1549 14 days ago

In tests, there is one for GI pitch lamps. Nothing on my game lights up. Either all the lamps are burned out, or this doesn't exist. Does anyone know? There's no GI around the pitcher, I'm not sure what it could be referring to.

#1550 14 days ago
Quoted from Dr_Gonzo:

In tests, there is one for GI pitch lamps. Nothing on my game lights up. Either all the lamps are burned out, or this doesn't exist. Does anyone know? There's no GI around the pitcher, I'm not sure what it could be referring to.

I'm not sure what you are talking about?

Post a picture please

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